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The sculpture is part of a limited edition of only twelve, so it's quite rare. It's 15 inches tall and weighs about 20 pounds. I first noticed it in an article in Sumo World magazine in the late 1980s. I liked it as soon as I saw it, especially his expression and those huge hands, arms, and legs. The sculptor's name is Colette Furgason (yes, that's how it's spelled). It was produced by the Shidoni Foundries and Gallery in Tesuque, New Mexico, USA.

Thank you Sekitori!

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Manekineko posted a picture of this abstract-borderline figurative sculpture a while back, and I got intrigued. I tried to find the post again and couldn't, so off I went on Internet, and found this image on this blog http://life-c-sort.jugem.jp/?month=201109

The sculptor is (according to Google Translate) Kenji Horiuchi, but I can't find him, at least not on Google Chrome.

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Now a couple of figurative-borderline abstract works:

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http://alistairsart.com/2013/05/30/oamaru-stone-sumo/

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http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Artwork/Sumo

and full-out figurative:

http://www.pjchabert-sculpture.com/

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Some great animals there too. I particularly like this one.

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There was also a male orang utan. He didn't look quite so jaded though...

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Chiyonofuji, God bless him, has generated enough art to fill a modest but respectable museum.

Asashosakari has already posted this sculpture on Ozumo discussions (Kokonoe now larger than life June 06 2011)

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Here's another http://mavshorty01.deviantart.com/art/Chiyonofuji-Statue-453971527

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Beautiful drawing + interview on http://mag.citizensofhumanity.com/chiyonofuji-mitsugu/

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All these woodcuts are by Kinoshita Daimon and are, along with others, here http://ukiyo-e.org/search?q=kinoshita+daimon

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I was snotty-nosed about this when I first saw it, but it's growing on me. There's a painting of Konishiki lower down on the page http://www.imagekind.com/Chiyonofuji-Mitsugu-Sumo-Champ_art?IMID=fb52ee0b-ea88-4100-b1d0-8bfbf3d883d5

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Here's the page http://marinodraws.tumblr.com/

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Black + white photo inspired one of the drawings above https://www.pinterest.com/pin/400609329326205786/

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Even his heya's door is a work of art https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokonoe_stable

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He's influenced gamers http://hg101.proboards.com/thread/9643/tracing-influence-stolen-images-games?page=40 (about halfway down with a picture of a waxwork of him - there may be more than one of those)

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and

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http://myanimelist.net/character/25097/Wolfman

There's a handprint in Uena Park which has made its mark in the world of palmistry http://www.zdzw.com/html/sjzwyjjj2.htm

He's about halfway down in company of the likes of Caravaggio, Django Reinhardt, Sean Connery, Phyllis Diller and many more.

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He's collectable (one of the items appears to be an old bus ticket, but the copy is in kanji, and the Google Translate version, in both French and English, is unbelievable), so if anybody would like to confirm

http://japaneseclass.jp/trends/about/%E5%8D%83%E4%BB%A3%E3%81%AE%E5%AF%8C%E5%A3%AB%E8%B2%A2

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And finally, what appears to be a pretty silly book (snotty-nosed again), but if he inspired it, well;

http://christinacourtenay.com/?page_id=707

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I could probably find more.

Long may he continue to inspire.

Enjoy

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I was snotty-nosed about this when I first saw it, but it's growing on me. There's a painting of Konishiki lower down on the page http://www.imagekind.com/Chiyonofuji-Mitsugu-Sumo-Champ_art?IMID=fb52ee0b-ea88-4100-b1d0-8bfbf3d883d5

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I don't know that Chiyonofuji would have been such a favourite with women if this was how he had actually looked.
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Neither do I. He's a favourite with me the way he looks now, never mind 25 years ago, and I was downright nettled when I first saw this painting.

It's the luminosity in the colours that's making me start to like it, but as a painting not as a portrait. That's more than likely what Armen Kojoyian intended.

À suivre :-)

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Another photographer. Craig McDean

5 images here

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/pressing-the-flesh-craig-mcdeans-sumo/

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More here - page in French http://blog.madame.lefigaro.fr/stehli/2011/11/craig-mcdeansumo.html

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And here

http://oneyearofbooks.tumblr.com/post/13871791416/craig-mcdean-sumo

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His publisher's page. Scroll horizontally to see the images.

http://www.morelbooks.com/Craig_McDean.html

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Exhibition at Half Gallery - click the right-hand arrow to see the sumo images http://www.openingceremony.us/entry.asp?pid=4313

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Video of book here.

https://vimeo.com/40580517

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Caricatures;

I have for the second time unabashedly chosen my favourite rikishi who, in my eyes, can do no wrong, none at all, ever, to put in the post, but there are more here;

http://pendako2.jugem.jp/?cid=6

Enjoy!

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These are really quite marvellous and would make fantastic avatars. Ikioi and Tochinoshin are particularly brilliant, as is Osunaarashi.

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These are really quite marvellous and would make fantastic avatars. Ikioi and Tochinoshin are particularly brilliant, as is Osunaarashi.

I hoped fellow fans would like this page because I was delighted to find it. Caricature is an underestimated art. The Tochinoshin one really is great.

I didn't try translating the page, because I recognised all the rikishi, but it looks as if there are books available. If there's an all-sumo volume, it would be good to have it.

Think I'll go have another look.

Thanks for posting the match-ups every day!

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I can't believe I haven't noticed this thread before - some fantastic work here.

I'm actually starting to paint again and I'm practicing with sumo themes, mostly for my own amusement.

I'll post a photo or two when I get a chance to.

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What do you think of these everybody? I don't know what to think.

You can find them here http://www.mikedorseytattoo.com/paintings/ among a huge number of other paintings, the others not sumo-inspired, all irreverent, erotic, grisly or whatever. Here's his homepage http://www.mikedorseytattoo.com/ He really does tattoos too, and sculpture.

Title: I hate taking the bus

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Title; work out

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Title: Sumo vs Juice box (the capitals are his)

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Do I see a candy bar and a digital watch in this one? :-O :-|

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Do I see a candy bar and a digital watch in this one? :-O :-|

Indeed you do.

There are other paintings on his site of what look like shunga erotic prints, but with the rude bits pixelled-out, but the pixels are painted not computer generated, as the artist takes care to point out.

Riotously odd.

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Ah the struggles of a juice box ;)

I screamed laughing at this comment.

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Mere frivolity - advertising - for a bloody bank too - snipe, sneer, jibe, jeer - that's not art ...

'Course it is!

Anyway, Brad Pitt's a work of art. You think so? Not built like Ichi, is he? Who is? Endo's lips are more luscious. Shut up, will you ...

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would love to see their paychecks for this

They're surely works of art.

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Personally, I prefer the real star, Musashigawa, here ❤. Brad who?

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